B.S. in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies

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B.S. in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies

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Transform Children’s Lives through Specialized Learning with Our Online B.S. in Special Education Degree

Special education teachers have to be prepared to handle a wide variety of teaching challenges with compassion and patience. In addition to potentially having a broad range of different ages in one group, their students may have a broad spectrum of learning, cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities that create unique learning challenges in the classroom. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies will prepare you to enter the world of teaching in this unique atmosphere.

You will learn various techniques to teach communication skills, assess and meet learning challenges, and meet foundational, appropriate educational goals in a way that is adaptable to students with a range of disabilities. All of Liberty’s special education classes are taught from a Christian worldview as you learn how you, as their teacher, can meet each student where God has placed them.

As a student studying special education with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, you will learn not only how to teach lessons and provide intellectual stimulation, but how to care for and nurture your students emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The B.S. in Special Education online degree’s courses will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to be an effective teacher in the special education field. Students looking for the best way to continue their special education training to teach in public school settings will be able to continue to the Master of Arts in Teaching program and meet additional requirements needed for teaching licensure.

Liberty University’s Educator Preparation program is accredited by the National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).

What Will You Learn in Our Online Bachelor’s in Special Education Degree Program?

  • Learning and behavior problems in the Special Education field
  • Educational and theoretical approaches to autism
  • Psychology of the exceptional child and how to help them continue to grow
  • Classroom management skills that will help you handle classroom challenges
  • Intervention methods for students with intellectual disabilities

Becoming a special education teacher requires expertise in assessing and managing disabilities in the classroom. To prepare you for this task, Liberty University has designed the B.S. in Special Education online degree to educate you on these essential subjects. You will also have the opportunity to complete an optional 300-hour practicum to give you in-demand skills and hands-on experience in a classroom before graduation. You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or elementary education.

Potential Career Options with a Special Education – Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree

  • Tutoring
  • Homeschooling
  • Paraprofessional
  • Private School

Our Online B.S. in Special Education Degree Program Highlights

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online B.S. in Special Education from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete our flexible and affordable B.S. in Special Education online degree in under 4 years.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training
120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 23, 2021

Accreditation

NCATE through CAEP

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.